Ikea has issued an emergency recall for over 29 million chests and dressers after 6 children ages 3 and under were killed and 36 others were injured by the falling furniture, found to easily tip over unless properly anchored to a wall. On addition, Elliot Kaye, chairman of the Consumer Products Safety Commission stressed the need for parents to either get their anchor kits from Ikea for free, or take the furniture back to the store for a full refund. Those who can’t transport it themselves can also call the store for free pick-up from their homes.
It should be noted, however, that one of the deaths listed above happened 27-years ago, while the other 2 occurred between 2002-2006.
The recall only encompasses several modes (including the MALM) made between 2002-2016, and applies only to furniture bought by consumers in the US and Canada this month. Ikea says the units are children’s chests and drawers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chest and dressers higher than 29.5 inches. The recall affects children’s chests and dressers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard. The recalled MALM chests and dressers were manufactured and sold through June 2016 and include the 3-drawer, 4-drawer, 5-drawer and 6-drawer models.
For more information you can contact IKEA at 1-866-856-4532 or email: email@example.com discuss how to participate in the recall.